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Support Kids Like Matt on Giving Tuesday!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on December 1, 2020

Thanksgiving may look different for many of us this year but we are still full of thanks for all of you! We are also so grateful and excited that your donations will be doubled this year thanks to a very generous donor. These funds support kids like Matt during the continued Covid-19 pandemic. Before the…



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Feedback from Our Families During Covid-19

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 29, 2020

We’ve called more than 700 families since the pandemic started to screen them for Covid-19 and help them access food, nutrition, medical care, therapy, medicine and counseling for their children with disabilities. We hope this feedback from our families will encourage you as it has us during this challenging time.   “I am grateful for…



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The Shadow Pandemic: Remembering Women and Girls with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 25, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, all types of violence against women and girls, particularly those with disabilities, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it. What better time to act than, today, on the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination…



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Impact of Covid-19 on Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 8, 2020

Earlier this month, Save the Children launched the Protect a Generation report on the results of a global survey on the impact of COVID-19 which showed that children with pre-existing health conditions and disabilities have experienced reduced access to essential care and assistive devices, due to lockdowns and the prioritization of COVID-19 treatments. 85% of parents/caregiver with disabilities lost more…



Rajab’s Hope: A Story of Empowerment During Covid-19

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 18, 2020

Earlier this week one of Kupenda’s volunteers, Stephen Kitsao, was calling families in our program to screen them for Covid-19 symptom and assess their needs. Upon calling the home of Rajab Baraka, Stephen learned that, not only was the child healthy, but he was also helping to earn an income to support his family. He…



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